SAFe® Certification Courses

Learn the Scaled Agile Framework® from experts with real-world experience

To be successful with the Scaled Agile Framework, you need to know more than the theory — you need to know how to apply what you learn in the real world. That’s why our teaching approach puts practical application at the center our methodology. And our instructors don’t just know the curriculum — they’ve led SAFe transformations in large organizations.

Our lead trainer and practice leader is Phil Gardiner, SPCT, a well-known leader in the Scaled Agile community who has helped hundreds of SAFe practitioners reach their career objectives. In addition to Phil’s considerable experience, our founder and Chairman, Luke Hohmann, was a Principal Consultant at Scaled Agile who wrote substantial portions of popular certification courses. You can find information on our other SAFe instructors at the bottom of this page.

If you are ready to take the next step in your SAFe learning journey, please see the list of upcoming courses below. Or, if you are interested in organizing a private training for your team, please contact us to design a customized SAFe training engagement or workshop that will fit your needs.

SAFe Certification

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Upcoming SAFe Certification Courses

Lean Portfolio Management (5.1) | San Diego (remote)

October 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 21, 2021 @ 12:30 pm PDT

Implementing SAFe 5.1 | San Diego (remote)

October 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm PDT

Leading SAFe | Dallas (remote)

November 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - November 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm CDT

SAFe Release Train Engineer 5.1 | San Diego (remote)

November 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am - November 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm PST

Implementing SAFe 5.1 | Dallas (remote)

November 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - November 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm CST

Lean Portfolio Management (5.1) | Dallas (remote)

November 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am - November 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm CST

Private SAFe Training & Workshops

Agile Product Management

Getting Started with LPM

Value Stream Identification

LACE Kick-off

Lean Portfolio Management Certification

Release Train Engineer Certification

Any SAFe® course

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SAFe Instructors

Phil Gardiner
Phil GardinerSPCT & SAFe Practice Leader
Jennifer Wales Fawcett
Jennifer Wales FawcettSAFe Fellow & Consultant
Travis Moorer
Travis MoorerSAFe Program Consultant
Bryan Vaughn
Bryan VaughnSAFe Program Consultant

SAFe Certification Course Descriptions

Agile Product Management (APM)

Using Design Thinking to create valuable products in the Lean Enterprise

The Agile Product Management course harnesses the power of Design Thinking to develop innovative solutions with proven SAFe capabilities to execute on those visions. Learn the right mindset, skills, and tools to create successful products—from inception to retirement—using Agile techniques.

Recognize how Continuous Exploration fuels innovation and helps you define a vision, strategy, and roadmap to tap into new markets. Find out how to accelerate the product life cycle to get fast feedback and quickly deliver exceptional products and solutions that delight customers—all while aligning with your organization’s strategy, portfolio, evolving architecture, and solution intent.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a Certified SAFe® Agile Product Manager.

Implementing SAFe®

Become a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

During this four-day course, attendees learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework and the seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise. Attendees gain insights and practice how to coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps culture, and empower a Lean Portfolio.

The first two days of the course — Leading SAFe® — provide the basis to teach SAFe to leaders. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise. Certifying as a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC), and becoming a change agent, enables attendees to coach and guide the enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace and empower them to implement a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation.

Leading SAFe®

Thriving in the digital age with Business Agility

During this two-day course, attendees gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps.

Participants in the class gain insights into mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the competitive market. They discuss how to establish team and technical agility and organize and re-organize around the flow of value. They also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Participants in the class explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and design thinking approach to agile product delivery. Learners also develop an understanding for implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function in their enterprise.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a  Certified SAFe® Agilist.

Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)

Aligning strategy with execution

In this workshop style course delivered in two full-day sessions, attendees gain the practical tools and techniques necessary to implement the Lean Portfolio Management functions of Strategy and Investment Funding, Agile Portfolio Operations and Lean Governance.

Participants in the course have the opportunity to capture the current and the future state of their portfolio with the Portfolio Canvas tool and identify important business initiatives for achieving the future state. Participants also explore methods to establish portfolio flow with the Portfolio Kanban and prioritize initiatives for maximum economic benefit. The course also provides insights on how to establish Value Stream Budgets and Lean Budget Guardrails and measure the Lean portfolio performance.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a Certified SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager

Release Train Engineer (RTE)

Facilitating Lean-Agile program execution

Facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs)—and learn how to build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach—when you become a SAFe® 5 Release Train Engineer (RTE).

During this three-day course, gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Release Train Engineer (RTE) in the SAFe enterprise. Through experiential learning, examine the RTE role in a Lean- Agile transformation. Learn how to facilitate ART processes and execution, coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in new processes and mindsets. Explore how to prepare, plan, and execute a Program Increment (PI) planning event, the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a Certified SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager